Ok, the fishing. Get there an hour late around 9am. I immediately get a few good strikes but can’t connect. Then over the course of 5 hours, I go 0’fer 2 on real kings. I manage 4 or 5 jacks and a couple of pollock. Spoke with Shane of Driftwood charters and it was slow for them too. I am ready to call it a day at 2pm.
Tide changes at 3pm and Shane from Driftwood Charters says “NEVER leave as the tide is changing!”. So I take a quick break and back on the water at 3pm. From 3:30 to 4:30pm, I had 6 or 7 solid takedowns and managed to go 3 for 3 of the ones I hooked. I had strikes on hoochies, but all three were caught on the SilverHorde Coho Killer spoon behind a dodger. I didn’t use bait, but I would consider carrying some. As long as you stay away from the front of the hotel, the pollock have thinned out. I caught make 4 all day.
Average size was small. 12, 8, and 6 pounds. Still perseverance once again pays off.
Not sure how many more times I will hit it. Just can’t stay away if there are fish to be caught. Usually by early December, the fish get fewer and farther between.
Oh…on Alaska Outdoor Directory, Jeff from Kodiak Combos posted a 61lbs feeder king they just caught. Can you imagine how big that would have been in May? I can’t wait!!! Gotta plan!!!
Ok, so here is the video. It was raining on and off so sorry about the water spots.